Amarillo Bulls forward Tyler Gernhofer was chosen as the Easton Hockey NAHL Forward Of The Month For November.
It was a month to remember for NAHL leading scorer Tyler Gernhofer. The 18-year-old from Grapevine, Texas, picked up 18 of his current 34 points during the month, which included 11 goals and 7 assists. Remarkably, five of Gernhofer’s 11 goals during the month were game-winning goals. Gernhofer (5’10/195) currently leads the NAHL in goals (21), points (34) and game-winning goals (7). Gernhofer picked up points in nine of the 12 games played during the month. Six of those games were multi-point games including two, four-point games. Gernhofer was named as the South Division Star of the Week on November 11th. This is his second season in the NAHL. Last season,
Gernhofer had 26 points in 48 games. For his NAHL career, Gernhofer has 60 career points in 74 career regular season games. “Tyler came back this season with a renewed focus to prove that he can be an elite goal-scorer,” said Bulls head coach Dennis Williams. “The majority of his goals are good, clean goals and he has a great release. I don’t know in my four years in Amarillo and in the NAHL that I have seen a player with a better release and shot than Tyler has.”
Gernhofer led the Bulls to a 10-2 record during November, something he says that happened because the team started to play like they were capable of. “I think Coach Williams found some combinations and chemistry that really worked and guys finally started to play together and play to their abilities. I think the difference for me this season was that I knew what to expect. There aren’t those rookie jitters and you know what needs to happen in order to be successful. I think short-term we would like to keep playing well and win another Robertson Cup and long term I hope to keep developing and playing well enough to earn an NCAA Division I opportunity.”